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News and Upcoming Events

Scything improvers - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

Take your newly learned skills to new heights on this follow-up day with England's leading scything instructor, at Broadrake Farm, Chapel le Dale. £ 40 per person including lunch; Max. 8 participants.  Booking...

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Learn to use a scythe - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

Join England's leading scything instructor on this one-day course at Broadrake Farm near Chapel le Dale.  You will learn how to set a scythe to your body, how to use the scythe, how to sharpen and maintain the scythe....

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Social history around Reeth - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

An easy walk around the village of Reeth.  Stopping along the way to focus on the architectural and occupational history, referencing Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby.  Part of the Swaledale Festival programme.  £ 7 per...

Wednesday 20 December 2017



President's Blog

David Hey memorial: Sheffield, 23 June

Did you sign up for the David Hey Memorial Meeting? Fittingly for the man we'll be remembering, the talks range widely: landscapes, names, agriculture, transport, metal trades, but all about the regions of northern England that David knew so...

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Marriage by clog and shoe

Prompted by weddings being in the news, Alex Medcalf of the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary project has been looking at models of marriage in centuries past. Some  were rather informal, and presumably didn't have any official status. But...

Monday 21 May 2018

View of Wakefield chantry bridge

YAHS has donated a small oil painting of Wakefield chantry bridge c. 1790 - the view including the soke mill and Aire and Calder offices - to the Gissing Trust. It will join other early views of the town on display at The Gissing Centre, which...

Monday 14 May 2018


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